Student Members Casey Byrnes USGBC Students Anna Pasquali BEAT Richu Aby Student Government Association University Area Representatives Julie Hopwood Office of the President John Emert Academic Affairs Mary Annette Rose Applied Sciences and Technology Lohren Deeg Architecture and Planning Stephanie Martin Athletics ______________ Business Kevin Kenyon Business Affairs Sheryl Swingley Communication, Info & Media Michael Mayfield Contract Faculty Jon Lewis University Dining John Ludwick Fine Arts Charles Allen Information Technology Services Mai Kuha Sciences and Humanities Melinda Messineo Science and Humanities Klaus Neumann Sciences and Humanities Ro-Anne Royer Engle Student Affairs Michelle Dudka Teachers College Gina Bradburn University Advancement James Shimkus University Libraries John Taylor FSEEC(15) Community Members Rob Keisling Minnetrista Barry Banks Red-tail Conservancy Jon Creek Sierra Club Warren Vander Hill Emeritus Administrative Support Robert Koester Council Chair James Eflin Resource Person John Motloch Resource Person Augusta Wray Green Development Specialist John Vann Green Initiatives Coordinator Peggy Weis Secretary Jeff Culp Web Manager Final Approved Meeting Minutes December 1, 2014 November 3, 2014 Absent: Casey Byrnes, Richu Aby, Michelle Dudka, James Eflin, Ro Anne Royer Engle, Julie Hopwood, Stephanie Martin, John Motloch, Andrew Raih Guests: Jessica Poore, Valerie Hawkins, Holly Myers, Haley Bruce, Ashley Laymon, Kyeonghyun Kim, Cara Wilcox, Allison Miltenberger, Ricky Lamb and Eric Patterson students from Melinda Messineo’s class; Tim McHenry, Sheryl Swingley’s student and Robert Mailing, BBC photographer The meeting was called to order at 5:30pm by the Chair, Bob Koester. Bob welcomed members and guests. A motion was made and seconded to accept as written the minutes of the previous October 13, 2014 meeting. The motion passed. Bob asked everyone around the table, in turn, to introduce themselves and identify their constituency. Program Presentation Full version available: Members Area of the Cote Website: www.bsu.edu/cote Melinda Messineo introduced her group of students who are part of an Immersive Learning course in which they have undertaken a campus-wide Survey. This is a Sociology Capstone course affiliated with Building Better Communities. The students were invited by COTE to research survey participant knowledge of divestment, feelings toward divestment and evaluate the increased awareness of divestment on campus resulting from survey participation. The students designed a survey, received Institutional Review Board approval and administered the survey on campus via email and a table in the Student Center. The group shared their preliminary results and will present a final report during the BBC Showcase December 8, 2014 in Cardinal Hall from 5-7pm. Celebrate Full version available: Members Area of the Cote Website: www.bsu.edu/cote Bob announced that the student- led EcoSummit was held November 1, 2014 in the Student Center. Facilitate The group was provided with a copy of a letter from Jim Poyser, Earth Charter Indiana, calling for action in their efforts to get a Climate Action Plan for Indiana. ECI is urging the Environmental Rules Board to vote for a public hearing on a Climate Action Plan. They ask for help in forwarding their petition and in attending the scheduled November 12 ERB meeting. Members Reports Full versions of Member Reports are available: Members Area of the COTE Website: www.bsu.edu/cote Jon Creek reported that his group has been working on the Osborne Woods Restoration Project in the NE corner of New Castle. Jon noted his group has also been active in the Anderson Reservoir project and urged everyone to attend the panel discussion being held Thursday, November 6 in the architecture building (AB 100). Mike Mayfield reported that the Indiana Academy celebrated National Kale Day with all things kale— with assistance from the BSU Dining Services group. Mike also reported that students from the Indiana Academy took an ecological tour of Costa Rica during the May term (2014). A group of AP Environmental Science students participated in the Living Lightly Fair. Students also are preparing a green/sustainability report on the school and Wagner Hall for presentation to the administration. Klaus Neumann’s report was postponed until December. Anticipate Bob shared the announcement that the 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change to be held January 27-29, 2015 will be hosting a satellite conference from several NCSE affiliates of which Ball State University is one. This will allow those who cannot attend the conference in Washington, DC to share in the information. Bob announced that the Building Innovation 2015: The National Institute of Building Sciences Conference & Expo is scheduled for January 6-9, 2015 in Washington, DC. Green Funding Specialist Full version available: Members Area of the COTE Website: www.bsu.edu/cote No Report Green Initiatives Coordinator Full version available: Members Area of the COTE Website: www.bsu.edu/cote No Report Web Manager No Report Other The group was advised to make note of the revised reporting schedule printed on the reverse side of the evening’s agenda. Annette Rose announced that the Immersive Learning Course designed to produce the fifth BSU GRI Report and to continue the IND Mobile Learning Project is in need of students. Please have interested students contact Annette or Bob Koester. Jim Jones, Janet Fick, Kevin Kenyon and Dave Shepherd will be leading a LEED Lab OM during the spring. They will pick a campus building and review all aspects of its operations and maintenance. The IND Solar Farm is doubling in size and is adding tracking to its system’s abilities. The meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm.